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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Three Killed In Shooting At Pensacola NAS

Gunman Identified As An Aviation Student From Saudi Arabia

A shooting at a classroom at the Pensacola Naval Air Station this morning left three people and the gunman dead.

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Airborne 12.04.19: Mooney's Back!, Mexican Ramp Checks, Hawker Hunter

Also: Sling Pilot Academy, 777X Fuselage Failure, ERAU Safety Science Program, WTO Tariffs

Mooney appears to be up and operating again in Kerrville, TX, as cars filled the parking this week following a furlough that lasted about a month. Company rep Devan Burns said that the furlough was lifted and "Mooney has resumed operations in Kerrville. At this time, there are negotiations with an additional investor." Mooney has been located in Kerrville since 1953. But sales have fallen to only about 20 airplanes a year since 2008, and there have been 11 owners and multiple bankruptcies in the company's history. If you're planning a trip to Mexico in your personal airplane or via charter, you may find yourself and your airplane to be the focus of heightened scrutiny. The reorganized Mexican civil aviation authority announced November 19 that it would be conducting ramp checks on every foreign aircraft oper

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

AMA Drone Report 12.05.19: Drone Thieves, JetQuad, SkyPixel And DJI

Also: Helios Visions, DoJ v Drones, $100,000 AMA Grant, Airborne Drone Programming Upgrades

Two thieves broke into Atlanta Hobby Shop in Forsyth, GA on November 30 and made off with about $81,000 in high-end drones, according to the owner of the store. The entire incident only took about four minutes. Atlanta Hobby owner Cliff Whitney said the thieves apparently were familiar with the store. They broke in, went immediately to the light switch, and knew right were to go for the highest-dollar items. The thieves wore concealing clothing, but the entire incident was captured on the store's security cameras. The thieves also stole toys from the "Toys for Tots" box in which the store was collecting donations for Christmas. Fusion Flight has been developing a turbine-powered VTOL drone that it compares to a "scaled-down version of the Harrier Jump-Jet". The AB5 JetQuad is a new type of aircraft, accordi

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Aero-TV: The Atlas FMS - Avidyne's Evolutionary Strategies

An Easy-To-Use Touch Screen Navigator With Full-Color Display Of Moving Map, Many More Features

Avidyne Corporation introduced their new Dzus-mounted Avidyne Atlas  multifunction flight management system for turbine-class aircraft and helicopters at the 2019 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas. The Avidyne Atlas includes a Satellite-based Augmentation System (SBAS) GPS navigator with Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and Area Navigation (RNAV) capability, including Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV), Lateral Navigation/ Vertical Navigation (LNAV/VNAV), LNAV-Only, and Approach Procedures with Vertical (APV) approach modes. The system also features a full QWERTY style keyboard, with Avidyne’s unique ‘Page & Tab’ and hybrid touch-screen user interface, allowing the pilot to get to any function in only one or two button pushes.

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 12.03.19: Elbit MAGNI, NATO Alliance XC, Noodles by Drone

Also: Helios Visions, Gray Eagle ER, Urban Traffic Management, Drone Standards MOU

Elbit Systems is launching MAGNI, a fully autonomous and robust Multi-Rotor VTOL UAS that is designed to significantly enhance the situational awareness capabilities of mobile forces. Compact and light-weight (5.5 pounds) MAGNI enables rapid deployment and launch (in less than 1 minute) from any combat vehicle transforming it to an effective intelligence gathering platform. The MAGNI system includes a thermal payload, a communications suite (dual S-Band or LTE), an automatic coordinate tracking capability as well as a built-in interface with Battle Management Systems (BMS). Carrying up to 350gr of payloads it offers a range of up to 1.62 nautical miles, a maximum operational altitude of 4000 feet and 30 minutes of endurance. Northrop Grumman has successfully ferried the first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillanc

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

DHS May Require Photographing Of All Passengers Entering Or Leaving The Country

Rule Could Be Proposed In July, 2020

Following a report last year in which the Department of Homeland Security said facial recognition is the most reliable biometric approach to border security, the agency is mulling a rule that would require that a photograph be taken of everyone entering or leaving the country. The requirement would include U.S. Citizens.

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

BAE, Jaunt Air Mobility Collaborate On Electric Energy Management Systems

Will Drive Future Urban Air Mobility Platforms

BAE Systems is collaborating with Jaunt Air Mobility to explore the development of electric energy management systems for urban air mobility vehicles through a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation on Display at Int’l Council of AirShows Convention

Hoover Foundation Located at Booth #441 at ICAS19

Bob Hoover loved all things aviation, but he held a special affection for the airshow community and the immensely talented people that produced, staffed, and flew those shows. And… the airshow community loved him back just as much – and misses him greatly to this very day. With that in mind, the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation is pleased to note that it will be traveling to the annual International Council of Airshows convention in Las Vegas, NV, this December 9-12, 2019. The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation will be participating in the upcoming ICAS event, with their new tradeshow display, as an exhibitor, seeking partnerships and support from the community that serves as prominent aero-ambassadors to the rest of the world.

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Drone Aviation And ComSovereign Announce Merger

Tethered Aircraft Manufacturer And LTE Advanced / 5G-NR Wireless Technology Provider Join Forces

Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a developer of specialized, tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms serving national defense and homeland security customers, has closed on a merger with ComSovereign Corp, a U.S.-based consortium of 5G telecommunications radio, silicon photonics and power systems designed for the next generation of global networks.

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Droneresponders Releases New Guidance For Public Safety UAS Training, Operations

Recommends Incorporation Of Position Task Book (PTB) Tracking Tools

Droneresponders, a non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS, has released new research findings designed to help improve efficacy and safety surrounding public safety drone operations. The report, Public Safety UAS Flight Training and Operations, was presented at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) headquarters on Monday, December 3 to a group of key government and industry stakeholders.

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